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Brooklyn’s champion ice hockey team

October 20, 2009

Meet the men of the Crescents, also known as the New Mooners, an ice hockey team affiliated with Brooklyn’s Crescent Athletic Club.

They bagged several New York Amateur Hockey League championship titles between 1896 and 1918, when the team (and the league) disbanded in the wake of America’s involvement in World War I.

Brooklyncrescents

This is the 1911 crew. No helmets or padding for these guys. They played at an ice rink on Claremont Avenue in Brooklyn as well as at the St. Nicholas Rink on the Upper West Side, where they battled their chief rival, the wonderfully named New York Wanderers.